McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Book supplier 800-CEO-READ compiles a monthly list of bestselling business books based on purchases by corporate customers nationwide. Here are the Top-10 bestsellers for August 2009.

1. Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto by Adam Werbach; Harvard Business Press.

The definitive work on business strategy for sustainability by the most authoritative voice in the conversation.

2. Rich Dad's Prophecy by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter; Business Plus.

Rich Dad's Prophecy answers the question on every working person's mind: “Will I ever be able to retire?''

3. Rich Dad's Guide to Investing by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lecher; Business Plus.

Rich Dad's Guide to Investing is a guide to understanding the real earning power of money by learning some of the investing secrets of the wealthy.

4. Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Jake Johnson; Business Plus.

In this latest book in the popular “Rich Dad, Poor Dad'' series, Kiyosaki lays out his five key principles of financial intelligence.

5. Be the Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life by Noah Blumenthal; Berrett-Koehler.

Executive coach/corporate speaker and trainer Noah Blumenthal shows workers and managers how abandoning victim stories and embracing heroic potential can increase employee engagement and productivity and accelerate professional success.

6. How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything . . . in Business (and in Life) by Dov Seidman; John Wiley & Sons.

In his book, Seidman presents an insightful business manifesto that guides companies and their leaders to achieve sustainable profit without compromising core values.

7. Sense of Urgency by John Kotter; Harvard Business Press.

In his international best-seller Leading Change, Kotter provided an action plan for implementing successful transformations. Now, he shines the spotlight on the crucial first step in his framework: Creating a sense of urgency by getting people to see and feel the need for change.

8. Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World by John Hope Bryant; Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Written by the founder of Operation HOPE and an advisor to the past two U.S. presidents, this book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what each individual can give to a world seemingly obsessed with the question: What's in it for me?

9. Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter; Warner Books.

This work will reveal why some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and feel more financially secure than others.

10. Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan, Julien Smith; John Wiley & Sons.

The book shows how people use online social tools to build networks of influence and how you can use those networks to positively impact your firm.

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